William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 568 pages
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The Critical Heritage series gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The selected sources range from essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Critical Heritage is available as a set of 67 volumes, as mini-sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) or as individual volumes.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
NOTE ON THE TEXT
54
SAMUEL JOHNSON edition of Shakespeare 1765
55
GEORGE COLMAN Johnsons edition reviewed 1765
177
WILLIAM KENRICK Johnson attacked 1765
182
WILLIAM GUTHRIE Johnson reviewed 17656
211
JAMES BARCLAY Johnson defended 1766
231
THOMAS TYRWHITT on editing Shakespeare 1766
238
Unsigned oration In honour of Shakespeare 1769
355
Unsigned essay on the deficiencies of English drama 1769
360
CHARLES JENNENS on editing King Lear 1770
363
WILLIAM DUFF Shakespeares genius 1770
367
FRANCIS GENTLEMAN Shakespeare the dramatist 1770
373
PAUL HIFFERNAN idolizing Shakespeare 1770
409
EDWARD BURNABY GREENE rhetoric in Shakespeare 1770
416
JOHN ARMSTRONG Shakespeare and the Unities 1770
419

GEORGE STEEVENS on Shakespearian scholarship 1766
243
GEORGE STEEVENS proposals for a new edition of Shakespeare 1766
250
RICHARD HURD Shakespeares pastorals 1766
255
RICHARD FARMER Shakespeares lack of classical learning 1767
259
WILLIAM GUTHRIE Farmer reviewed 1767
279
T w on three Shakespearian tragedies 1767
282
GEORGE COLMAN Farmer criticized 1768
291
GEORGE COLMAN King Lear partly restored 1768
294
RICHARD WARNER Shakespeares language 1768
296
EDWARD CAPELL introduction to Shakespeare 1768
303
ELIZABETH MONTAGU Shakespeares genius 1769
328
DAVID GARRICK Jubilee Ode to Shakespeare 1769
344
j R Ode to Shakespeare 1771
421
JOHN POTTER Shakespeare in the theatre 17712
432
GEORGE STEEVENS Shakespeare in the theatre 17712
444
GEORGE STEEVENS advice to Garrick on adapting
456
Various writers Garricks Hamlet reviewed 17723
466
GEORGE STEEVENS Shakespeare in the theatre 17723
487
TATE WILKINSON adaptation of Hamkt 1773
504
GEORGE STEEVENS and SAMUEL JOHNSON edition
510
THOMAS HAWKINS English drama before Shakespeare
552
A SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
559
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About the author (1995)

Brian Vickers is the author of "Francis Bacon and Renaissance Prose, The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose, In Defence of Rhetoric, Towards Greek Tragedy, "and "Shakespeare: " ""Coriolanus.""

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